Tom Brady is out for two more games and Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be sidelined for Thursday night’s contest against the Texans. Still, the Patriots have no plans at this time to bring in or sign another quarterback this week, sources tell ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter).
With no Brady, Garoppolo, or outside help, the Patriots will go into Thursday night’s contest with Jacoby Brissett as their starting QB and wide receiver Julian Edelman as their backup. Edelman, 30, was a three-year starter at quarterback for Kent State. In his senior season, Edelman threw for 1,820 yards and 13 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. Despite his years of experience under center, it has been several years since he has played quarterback. If Brissett is forced to exit Thursday night’s game for any reason, things could get really interesting for the Patriots.
Ryan Lindley and Matt Flynn – two QBs with experience with the Pats’ playbook – are among those available on the open market. For one reason or another, the Pats are passing on signing either one for now.
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